BY: John Mamola

According to a report by the New York Post, Bob Costas untimely pink eye infection during the Sochi Olympic games was caused by a botched Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics. 

"Our source said, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it."

The Post did reach out to NBC Sports who denied their report completely, but it does make for a good story.  According to WebMD, conjunctivitis is not a side effect of a botox injection.  Side effects do include:


  • Drooping eyelid that may last a short time.
  • Headache.
  • Bruising.


Other side effects include flu-like symptoms, nausea, temporary facial pain, redness at the injection site, reduced blinking, and weakness in the muscles of the face. In extreme cases, this muscle weakness can limit your facial expressions. In rare cases, a sore may develop on the white of the eye (corneal ulceration).

Very serious problems can happen if the botulinum toxin spreads from where it was injected. It may cause dangerous swallowing and breathing problems.


The belief is, if the report is true, that the botox injection itself was contaminated causing the infection in Costas' eyes.  Mr. Costas had not commented on the report.